Kiwanis meetings planned


The Piqua Kiwanis Club has scheduled the following meetings for September:

• Sept. 5 — Harmony Systems and Service with Cynamyn Williams

• Sept. 12 — Working meeting and member spotlight

• Sept. 19 — Dayton Dragons Baseball with Tom Nichols

• Sept. 26 — ReFlektion featuring Justin and Yared Younce

Kiwanis meetings are open to the public. Meetings will be a noon luncheon and meeting at Grace Methodist Church, 9411 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua. Reservations are required by noon on the Monday prior to each meeting. For more information, call Brian Phillips at (937) 778-1586 or visit

Join in to knit for cancer

PIQUA — Suzie Hawkes will coordinate a knitting activity on Thursday, Sept, 6, at 10 a.m. at the YWCA Piqua. Participants will be knitting or crocheting hats and other items to donate to cancer patients at Upper Valley Medical Center. Please bring your own yarn, knitting needles or crochet hooks.

“Our supply of donated yarn is dwindling so we are happy to accept donations of yarn from individuals who have extra at home,” Hawkes said, adding, “Anyone can donate items they have made at home if they are unable to attend the Sept. 6 get-together.”

For more information, stop at the YWCA at 418 N. Wayne St. or call (937) 773-6626. The YWCA is handicapped-accessible.

Y offering ‘Girls Who Code’

PIQUA — Beth Royer-DeLong and Arial Maloney will instruct a 10-session class, “Girls Who Code,” beginning on Monday, Sept. 10, from 6-7 p.m. for girls in grades 6 -12. Participants must bring their own laptops with wifi capability.

“Girls Who Code” is a nonprofit organization which aims to support and increase the number of women in computer science. The club will help girls work together to design and code projects and activities such as game design, websites, storytelling and other things of interest.

“Our intent is to give the participants an opportunity to work together to design and code prototypes and products that address the issues they care about and are interested in,” said Maloney.

The number of women going into the computer science area has dropped tremendously in the last few years according to Royer-DeLong, YWCA program director. “I’d like these girls to see that they can be successful in this field by seeing women in the programs now and giving the girls some experiences that will let them see they can do it, too,” she said.

For more information or to register, stop at the YWCA at 418 N. Wayne St. or call 773-6626.

Final summer concert set

TIPP CITY — Downtown Tipp City’s September Community Night will be held on Friday, Sept. 7. The evening of free music will open with Scott Lee at 6 p.m. and The Barnhart Band at 6:45. Headlining the evening will be Wolf Moon Revival at 7:30 p.m.. This will be the final performance of the Summer Concert Series, celebrating its 27th season.

Lee will start the evening with an array of old-time bluegrass, Irish folk songs, blues, and cowboy tunes. Next up will be The Barnhart Band from Troy, winner of this year’s Strawberry Festival talent competition, featuring John Treasure and Cyndi Clark. The duo combines stand-up bass, guitar, harmonica, and gritty vocals for a mix of blues, folk and rock.

Delivering an explosion of blues, funk, and Americana, headliner Wolf Moon Revival consists of local music veterans Eric Henry on guitar, Joe Waters on vocals/harmonica/guitar, Brad Denson on bass, and Brandon Austin on drums.

It is recommended that you bring a lawn chair. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be canceled. For more information, stop by The Hotel Gallery or call (937) 667-3696.